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Ebola Virus

Vaccine push: Large Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January, WHO says

ImageThe World Health organization is hot on the heels of an Ebola vaccine. The two most promising candidates are now being tested in humans. But there is still a possibility that the vaccines could fail.

Ebola Virus

Red Cross says Ebola epidemic could be contained 'within six months'

The Red Cross' global head has said Ebola could take four to six months to contain, but only if all necessary steps are taken to stop the virus from spreading. Both the US and Rwanda have implemented new precautions.

Ebola Virus

US journalist recovers from Ebola in Nebraska hospital

US photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo has been pronounced free of Ebola at a hospital in Nebraska where he was admitted three weeks ago. The 33-year-old caught the deadly virus while on assignment in Monrovia, Liberia.

Ebola Virus

Is it acceptable to cremate the Ebola dead if it goes against their human rights?

An Ebola patient who died at a Leipzig hospital has been cremated, although his religion forbids it. German officials say it was necessary for public safety and in such cases human rights can be ignored.


Comet hurtles past Mars in rare celestial event

A comet scraped past Mars on Sunday in what scientists called a once-in-a-million-years encounter. NASA documented the rare event, and it's hoped the data will shed light on the origins of the solar system.


Apple and Facebook's 'social freezing' may be problematic

It sounds like a generous, socially-minded offer from Apple and Facebook to pay for female employees to have eggs frozen for pregnancy later in life. But it's not without its complications.

Mobile Technology

All wired-up with nowhere to go? Brussels media pack reflects on its tech-addiction

Journalists covering the European Union tend to pack tech-laden devices. But at the launch of a new, journalist-friendly app, some reporters admit to a love-hate relationship with their gadgets.


Needles, no drops: Nepal takes step towards polio eradication with injected vaccine

Health experts hope to free the world of polio fully by 2018. So far, the common oral vaccine has saved many lives. But the vaccine can also cause the disease, so they say it's time for a new Approach.


Doctors say 'paralysis can be reversed' after man gets new treatment

A paralyzed man is walking again after treatment in Poland. The leading British scientist working to help Darek Fidyka says it's "more impressive than walking on the moon."

Games Development

This new wave of indie computer games may stop you becoming an anti-social droid

While players of mainstream computer games wield ray guns in space or take part in the D-day landings, a new wave of indie games is asking people to navigate through family breakups and depression.


Access all areas: why public WiFi networks are as insecure as they were 15 years ago

Wireless Internet just turned 15 years old. But surfing in public presents gaping security holes - as evidenced by a recent experiment. Why? And what can be done to enhance WiFi security?

Nobel Laureates

Breaking good: 2014 chemistry Nobel Laureates broke barriers in light microscopy

For over a century, scientists believed it was impossible to see viruses and single molecules with a microscope. But three researchers broke through this "physical limit" and are now Nobel Laureates.

Nobel Laureates

Let there be blue light: blue LEDs take the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

Energy-saving light-emitting diodes have conquered the world. Diodes for red and green light have been on the market for 50 years. But blue was a huge challenge - until three Japanese physicists came along.


Discovery of 'brain GPS' places neuroscientists in league of Nobel laureates

Men are said to be better than women at creating maps in their brains. But as the three winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine show, even mice have brain cells for navigation.

Nobel Laureates

Nobel laureate Moser: 'We built our lab from scratch. It's like our third child'

Edvard Moser, one of this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine talks to DW about his research, working with his wife, May-Britt Moser, and their "third child" - their lab.